supplementary benefit

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Noun1.supplementary benefit - benefits paid to bring incomes up to minimum levels established by law
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Add to that, there is the supplementary benefit of expediting the beginning of the whole process, given that time is a great factor in treating a patient.
When supplementary benefit was replaced by income support in 1988 I was working for the predecessor of DWP, and to ensure that claimants did not suffer financial hardship transitional protection was automatically paid.
An interesting supplementary benefit has been that 181 motoring offences were detected during the course of the operation, keeping people safer on the roads as well as from drugs.
One raised by the minister last week was the failure of 11,400 low-income pensioners to apply for supplementary benefit. This may have been because they did not know they had to re-submit applications or because they were unable to fill in the many forms required by the state.
As soon as she got into power she awarded the armed forces an 18% pay rise so that people fighting for their country could stop claiming supplementary benefit.
In addition, the regulatory inquiry supplementary benefit has been expanded to include an actual or alleged violation of a privacy breach notice law or privacy injury and identity theft laws that occurs in the rendering of professional services.
1986:Students lose their entitlement to Supplementary Benefit and Unemployment Benefit during Christmas and Easter vacations.
But he admitted that supplementary benefit payments to staff had been cut.
Introduction of higher long-term rate of supplementary benefit for men aged over 60 already on supplementary benefit for one year - down 37,000.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday the payment would be given to low-income families as a supplementary benefit.
Lukewarm, Boldmere Birmingham Mail, July 29, 1975 People on supplementary benefit do not have to worry as
She said although pensioners could get supplementary benefit, in the form of a minimum income guarantee (soon to be called Pension Credit) and although the Chancellor increased this by pounds 7 for single pensioners in the Budget, it was still means tested.

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